What Happened on April 15, 1981

Historical Events

  • Janet Cooke says her Pulitzer award-winning story about an 8-year-old heroin addict is a lie, Washington Post relinquishes Pulitzer Prize on fabricated story

Famous Birthdays

  • AndrĂ©s D'Alessandro, Argentine football player
  • Seth Wulsin, American artist
Born in 1981

Famous Deaths

  • French Duynstee, Dutch states rights leader, dies at 67
  • John Thach, American WWII naval aviator (developed the Thach Weave) & USN admiral, dies at 75
1981 Highlights

About April 15, 1981

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 1 month and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Aries

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Kiss On My List - Daryl Hall John Oates
  • UK #1 Song: Making Your Mind Up - Bucks Fizz